Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sands Expo Upgrades Xirrus Wi-Fi Network to 802.11ac in Record Time

Sands Expo now has the largest 802.11ac convention center network west of the Mississippi, covering over 2.25 million square feet. Fees from access and location-based services paid back the investment in the original Xirrus network in just three months  THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – April 30, 2015 – Xirrus, the leading [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|

Is an AP Per Guest Room Overkill?

The Short Term and Long Term Pros and Cons In February I attended the HTNG North American Conference, an event that offered me the chance to speak with many hoteliers as well as hospitality service providers. At the conference, I asked the same question to everyone I met - what [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|

Bridging the Generation Gap with Wi-Fi

Technologies Common Denominator for Millennials and Baby Boomers Through technology, I am trying to address one of the fundamental problems of sociology - how to bridge the gap between generations. You might be debating if I am a technology fanatic, or a marketing wizard with an outlandish claim. But my [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|

Is 11g Really Good Enough for Hotel Guests?

I do a lot of travel (too much, according to my wife). As a result, I have a better sense than most of the average quality of Wi-Fi offered by hotels. Yes, service does vary between locations. But what really concerns me is the number of properties that still operate [...]

By | April 22nd, 2015|

FCC Spectrum Sharing

What is CBRS? In a move with big implications for the wireless world, the FCC has just voted to open up 150MHz of spectrum at 3.550GHz to 3.700GHz. The plan has been dubbed the “Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service” or CBRS, a nod to the old CB radio days of the [...]

By | April 22nd, 2015|

RCR Wireless – SEC, FBI question iPad-in-schools program

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the FBI are both investigating the ambitious plan to provide an iPad to every child in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Meanwhile the school district is asking Apple to refund millions of dollars that the district paid for curriculum software that did not meet expectations. More: [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|